Besides the endless shopping destinations and cultural attractions, Bangkok is also a paradise for food lovers. As a truly international metropolis, just about every type of cuisine can be found here.
For Muslim travellers, however, eating halal is a must. Fortunately, there are a plethora of excellent certified halal restaurants in Bangkok, serving up all kinds of international cuisine – from Lebanese, to Indian, to Thai.
Here are some of our favourites:
1. Al Saray
Al Saray is a fine Lebanese and Indian restaurant that has been bestowed with numerous awards, including Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants 2013-2014, World Luxury Restaurants Awards Winner 2017, and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018.
Al Saray offers a tantalizing array of authentic and homemade food that is seasoned, cooked, and garnished to perfection. Every dish at Al Saray features premium ingredients that are carefully prepared, halal-style. Moreover, the restaurant has a beautiful exotic décor, and a welcoming, enticing ambiance. For the ultimate Lebanese and Indian culinary experience, Al Saray simply can’t be beat.
The restaurant has two branches: one is in Silom and the other is on Soi Soonvijai 7.
2. Nefertiti Restaurant
Nestled in Sukhumvit 3/1 alley (widely known as “Soi Arab”), Nefertiti Restaurant is just a short walk from the Nana BTS Station. Named after the famous ancient Egyptian queen, the restaurant serves a wide range of Middle Eastern food, with a focus on Egyptian dishes. Some of the most popular fare includes the Baba Ghanoush, the Hummus, and the crispy fried Falafel. The restaurant is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
3. Mrs. Balbir’s
During your stay at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Mrs. Balbir’s is one of the most convenient venues for you to have halal food, as it is located on the 7th floor of the CentralWorld shopping mall. For over 40 years, Mrs. Balbir’s has served up authentic Indian cuisine to droves of satisfied customers.
The Chicken Biryani and the Chicken Tikka Masala are the restaurant’s most popular dishes. And, if you’re a bread lover, Mrs. Balbir’s offers an extensive variety of Indian bread, including Naan, Roti, Chapati, and Bhatura. They also have many variations on standard naan bread, such as Garlic Naan, Cheese Naan, and Butter Naan to make your meal that much more flavourful.
4. Yana Restaurant
Of course, you’d expect Middle Eastern and Indian restaurants to be halal, but Thailand is also home to its own thriving Muslim community and there are several Thai halal restaurants in Bangkok.
Yana Restaurant is a great option for delicious Thai meals. With its convenient location on the 5th floor of MBK Center, Yana is one of the most easy-to-find halal eateries in Bangkok. Moreover, the restaurant is certified halal and has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
A must-try dish at Yana Restaurant is the Fried Fish with Sweet and Sour Sauce. If you’re getting hungry for some Thai food while shopping at MBK, Yana Restaurant is an ideal option.
5. Voodoo Cafe
Voodoo Cafe features halal sweets, baked goods, refreshing drinks, and laid-back vibes. They also serve a range of both Thai and international dishes.
The café is located in the suburban area of Nong Chok, which is about an hour away from central Bangkok. But, it’s worth the drive. The restaurant is surrounded by lush gardens, well-kept hedges, and majestic trees, creating a serene ambiance.
Moreover, there is a prayer room provided in the cafe area. So, if you’re a Muslim traveller with a sweet tooth, Voodoo Cafe is the perfect place for you.
Eating halal is essential for Muslim tourists. But that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge yourself in the delicious international fare on offer in Bangkok. For Muslim travellers and international foodies alike, culinary delights await at these halal restaurants in Bangkok.